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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Could i use Linux in Virtualbox

Posted by: Trenuggo Sep 21 2014, 01:56 AM

Hello to all. I am an old age pensioner who just loves to draw on his graphics tablet which is a huion. I could use this tablet on Windows XP but my PC died and I had to have a new one which came with Windows 7 installed.Windows 7 does not support the Huion tablet and I was wondering if I could load Linux into Virtualbox would it support Huion Tablets .Thankin you George2405

Posted by: michaelk Sep 21 2014, 06:57 PM

It does not work that way. A guest can not access the real hardware so with out windows driver I don't think it will work. I would try dual booting instead.

Posted by: Trenuggo Sep 22 2014, 12:56 AM

QUOTE (Trenuggo @ Sep 21 2014, 01:56 AM) *
Hello to all. I am an old age pensioner who just loves to draw on his graphics tablet which is a huion. I could use this tablet on Windows XP but my PC died and I had to have a new one which came with Windows 7 installed.Windows 7 does not support the Huion tablet and I was wondering if I could load Linux into Virtualbox would it support Huion Tablets .Thankin you George2405

Hi Michaelk and thank you for the information and your quick repl. I have read of some problems with dual booting so seeing im not technically minded I don't think I will be trying that.
Thanking you Trenuggo.

Posted by: michaelk Sep 22 2014, 11:24 AM

Dual booting with a Windows 7 PC is a lot easier than Windows 8 due to all the secure boot stuff.

You can set up a dual boot with a second internal or USB drive so windows drive remains unchanged.

Posted by: Trenuggo Sep 22 2014, 01:01 PM

QUOTE (michaelk @ Sep 22 2014, 11:24 AM) *
Dual booting with a Windows 7 PC is a lot easier than Windows 8 due to all the secure boot stuff.

You can set up a dual boot with a second internal or USB drive so windows drive remains unchanged.

Hi Michaelk I thank you for your trouble but I have no idea how to dual boot so I will have to use my Wacom. Thanking you Trenuggo

Posted by: Stefen10 Dec 20 2014, 09:05 PM

Of course you can.

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